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Gaelin Craighead Attends Workshop at Penland

Published July 23, 2015

Gaelin Craighead Attends Workshop at Penland

Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. FSU Art MFA ’16 Gaelin Craighead received a scholarship that enabled her to attend a 2 week workshop entitled “Contemplative Cloth.” As she is going into her third and final year of MFA study, she wanted to use this time to increase her knowledge base of methods of textile art-making as well as indulging in the opportunity of being away from the world and focusing solely on studio time for 2 weeks. Under the instruction of Jason Pollen, the class worked with mono-printing, dying silks, experimenting with acrylics on different fabric, as well as hand and machine stitching. The processes she learned will benefit her as she moves towards her thesis.

From Gaelin:
[quote]”I am grateful for the artistic experience as well as all the connections with other artists I was able to make. I would like to thank the department donors again for supporting me in this adventure.”[/quote]


More images can be found on her website,